I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of New Year’s Eve. In my opinion, it’s a little over-hyped and I’ve always thought that people put a little too much pressure on themselves to have a perfect night. So, when a dear friend suggested that we opt for a late dinner at NOPI in London, I knew this was the right mix of festive and fun without going too crazy!
What a year! They say time flies when you’re having fun – and 2016 was a whirlwind – in a good way. As I’m feeling a little sentimental heading into the new year, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos and memories from 2016.
My top 9 Instagram photos of the year
As I sit and write this, I’m back in London reflecting on an amazing whirlwind of a week home for Christmas. From quick stops in Boston, to savoring Connecticut’s many charms and lots and lots of time spent with family, it was an incredible visit.
A crowded Terminal 3 at London’s Heathrow Airport
As an expat in London for almost two years now, one of my most delightful discoveries has been seeing how decked out the city gets at Christmas time. From the most incredible twinkling lights breathing excitement into prominent shopping streets, to massive Christmas trees in iconic squares, here are a few highlights from my recent festive jaunts around London.
As an expat in London, one of the top questions I get from friends and family (and their friends and family many times removed) is what to see and do when coming to London. And, let’s be fair – I don’t blame them! Recommendations from people you trust are a huge advantage when traveling. With my family coming to London for 7 days, there was no better time to put my curated list of restaurants, hotels and attractions to the test. Check out my curated 7-day itinerary and let your travel planning begin!